Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Adjusting and Accomplishing


Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.




Isaac Asimov





I haven't blogged in a few days, but that's mostly because I've been too busy enjoying a calm mind and a clean house. The Seroquel is really helping me sleep regularly (with only a few minor setbacks) and as a result, I don't feel so agitated in my head. There were times when I wondered if my brain was out of whack because I was not sleeping well, or if I was not sleeping well because my brain was out of whack. I suppose it all goes together. It was nice to throw a stick into the spokes of the wheels, so to speak, and bring things to a pause long enough to get a good plan in place.

I'm thrilled that I've gotten so much energy and enthusiasm back. I'm gradually getting back in the habit of preparing dinner. It's great to sit together at the dinner table with the TV turned off, and just enjoy one another. It reminds me of when we would have our "domestic dates" while we were engaged. I'd prepare a full meal, and we'd really connect with one another as we conversed and ate.

Spiritually speaking, things are going well too. I had a particularly significant day on Monday (more about that later maybe) and it ushered in a new season of peace and freedom--something I was needing.

So many months have passed since I went on short term disability, and I'm glad that it has been worthwhile. I'm at the point now where I'm looking forward to returning to work. I'm a little apprehensive about it, but not overly so. I've got the jitters about it much like when I was about to start a new quarter of school.

Healthwise, I'm in a good place. Like I said before, since the Seroquel doesn't dry me out like benadryl would, I'm having a much easier time with my morning airway clearance. I've been so successful with that in fact, that I don't have to cough nearly as much throughout the day.

Not everything is perfect though. I've gotten a handle on the coughing, but now that I'm eating more, I'm having to adjust my enzymes. That's something I need to bring up at my next clinic appointment. I think it may be time to switch from Creon to something else, but I'm not convinced that's the case. Things just seem to be off-track with my tummy. I'm gaining weight, but it's obvious from my bathroom habits that I'm still not absorbing the fats. (Those of you who have CF can probably guess what I'm talking about).

That's about it for now. I'll post more updates, especially if I hit upon a good solution with the enzymes.

Comments:
Glad you are finding some measure of peace right now. Relish it, those times seem rare. And the enzyme thing is funny since I am having the same issue. I have upped my dosage, but not sure that is the best option. I know that enzymes are very specific to the person and the best solution is ... trial and error unfortunately. Glad to hear you are feeling better.
 
Hi, my 19 month old daughter has CF and we found a good combo of Creon and Pancrecarb. Knock on wood, it's working. Maybe that could help.
 
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